White Fish: Conservation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell DUP, East Londonderry

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps she plans to take in collaboration with the devolved administrations to preserve sea bass stocks to ensure that a sustainable recreational angling sector is created throughout the UK.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The conservation of sea bass stocks will be an important issue at the December Council of the European Union fisheries ministers. We are working with the Devolved Administrations to secure the best possible agreement at the Council for both recreational and commercial catchers of sea bass.

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Leon Roskilly
Posted on 9 Dec 2014 10:43 am (Report this annotation)

There are a number of measures which can be independently taken to enhance the bass fishery within our own coastal waters, regardless of what agreement is reached at EU level.